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FTX Breaks Crypto Funding Round Record with $900M Series B

Bucking a bearish crypto market, FTX, the two-year-old cryptocurrency exchange, announced a $900M Series B funding round at a valuation of $18B, the company said in a statement released yesterday.  The deal is a clear sign that for all the angst in the markets, well-heeled investors are only too eager to play the long game …

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Venture Round Led by a16z Makes OpenSea Latest NFT Unicorn

The NFT marketplace OpenSea has reached a $1.5B valuation after a $100M Series B funding round led by a16z. This makes OpenSea the newest NFT-based unicorn, or a privately held startup company valued over $1B. A16z also led OpenSea’s $23M Series A round in March. This year, the venture giant also invested in Dapper Labs, …

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DeFi Fixed-Lending Protocol Notional Finance Closes $10M Round Led by Pantera

Notional Finance, a decentralized fixed-rate lending protocol built on Ethereum, closed a $10M Series A funding round led by Pantera with participation from ParaFi, 1confirmation, Spartan Group, Nascent, Nima Capital, and others.  “Notional’s mission is to bring fixed-rate borrowing and lending to Ethereum and take DeFi to a more mainstream audience that is interested in …

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Injective Protocol Raises $10M at $1B Valuation From Investors Including Pantera

Injective Protocol, a decentralized derivatives exchange, said it raised a $10M at a $1B valuation from investors including Pantera Capital, BlockTower, Hashed, Cadenza Ventures (formerly BitMex Ventures), among others. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also participated, while Cumberland, DRW’s crypto arm, disclosed its investment in the company. “Raising a sum of money so small relative …

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Step Finance Raises $2M in Round Led by Alameda Research

Step Finance, a Solana app which aggregates users’ DeFi activities across the blockchain’s open finance ecosystem has raised $2M in a round led by Alameda Research, Three Comma Capital and others. “The biggest problem in the Solana ecosystem is how most projects are siloed from one another,” Step co-founder Georga Harrap wrote in a press …

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